Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 862,999

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 437,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 639,534

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